A Mix of Admiration, Envy and Anger

The American public is less worried than Washington

"Go, man, go!" exclaims George Young. "That's how I feel about the Reagan Administration's trade sanctions on the Japanese." Young, 34, the co-owner of Village Records & Tapes in Grosse Pointe, Mich., is speaking against his self- interest. He readily admits that higher tariffs on the many Japanese products his store sells could force prices up enough to hurt his business. More than half of his compact discs, for example, are pressed in Japan. But sanctions are necessary, says Young, because the "U.S. needs to be more self- sufficient. I'm a real nationalist when it comes to trade."

That line, however,...

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